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The Paston Letters By Volume editor Norman Davis

The Paston Letters
by Volume editor Norman Davis

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A collection of letters preserved by the Pastons, a well-to-do Norfolk family, written between around 1420 and 1504. They offer evidence for the language of the time and show the contemporary historical, political and social interests. Three generations of the family appear.
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The Paston Letters: Selection in Modern Spelling by Volume editor Norman Davis

The Pastons of Norfolk left behind them an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England in the earliest great collection of family letters in English. The letters span three generations and most were written during the reigns of HenryVI, Edward IV, and Richard III, in a period of political turmoil, local anarchy, and war abroad and at home. They reveal personal hopes and anxieties, and contain as well as business matters a wealth of information on leisure pursuits, education, and domestic life. The writers express themselves with a clarity and vigour that is remarkable at this early date, and the letter illustrate, as no other documents can, the state of the language in daily use immediately before and after the introduction of printing. This modernized selection prepared from the original manuscripts is designed to present the full range of the Pastons' principle concerns.

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The Paston Letters: Selection in Modern Spelling by Volume editor Norman Davis
Volume editor Norman Davis
Oxford World's Classics
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Oxford University Press
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